My mother and I are considering Suffolk for our "mother/daughter adventure 2013". We have just returned from Cornwall and Devon and last year spent a little over a week in the Cotswolds. We seek that old English charm, and thoroughly enjoy renting cottages in smaller villages, so are considering Long Melford. (Particularly as we have our eye on an adorable cottage there!) While we have had a car on our previous trips, I'm not all that keen on driving anymore and wonder if staying in Long Melford without a car is advisable? We are happy to figure out bus and train schedules, as well as utilize taxis (provided the distance is not too great) - but just wonder about the feasibility of planning a stay in Long Melford without a car. We don't have a need to visit many outlying tourist attractions, as what we enjoy most is immersing ourselves in village life in the local shops, pubs, etc. Thoughts?